Dear @Jezza, welcome to the forums. Our hearts are with you after the passing of your beloved son. ❤️
We are so glad you have found some support from the forums community as you navigate your grief journey.
It sounds like you are in need of extra support right now so we wanted to let you know that Griefline is offering online support groups (currently for people living in NSW and Victoria). The next group starts up on 3 May. You can find out more information and register at https://griefline.org.au/get-help/support-groups/
You are also welcome you to email our intake team directly at this email address: [email protected]
Thank you for sharing your unique grief experience with us here – the therapeutic nature of expressing yourself in words is exactly why this space exists. And the way you describe your grief journey is so visual and poignant – we’re sure it will resonate with so many others here.
Wearing your son’s clothes and looking at his photos is such a beautiful way to connect with him… continuing bonds with our loved ones can bring comfort. Whether it’s through wearing something of theirs, talking to (and kissing!) their photo, writing letters to them, playing their favourite music etc. Though he is no longer here in person, the connection you have with him can stay with you always.
It’s heartening to hear about the warm, supportive and nurturing experience you had at the Children’s Hospital which is exactly what you and he deserved as you traversed the hardships of his illness. We’re sorry to hear that experience didn’t continue when he moved to adult care.
And not having the chance to be there at the moment of his passing must be hard to come to terms with but we are sure that he passed knowing the depths of your love for him and feeling all that love in his heart – all the love you wrapped him up in throughout his whole life 💕
Keep posting @Jezza. We are here for you. 🌸